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Rock or Coal Oil. Anthracite.

Introduced by Hahnemann and proved by himself and Froissac, Chronische Krankheiten, vol. 4; Benson, Trans. Hom. Med. Soc. N. Y. State, 1868, p. 297; Schelling, A. H. Z., vol. 83, p. 189; Berridge, N. A. J. H., N. S., vol. 2, p. 51.


- Mental disturbance, Knorre, Rck, Kl. Erf., vol. 1, p. 39; Analyt. Ther., vol. 1, p. 115; Haynel, Analyt. Ther., vol. 1, p. 292; Mental disturbance after confinement, Berridge, Hom. Cl., Vol. 4, p. 109; Vertigo, Payne, H. M., vol. 5, p. 199; Drake, H. M., vol. 10, p. 406; Headache, Stens, Raue's Rec., 1872, p. 215, from A. H. Z., vol. 83, p. 135; Migraine, Stens, A. H. Z., 1871, p. 91, B. J. H., vol. 34, p. 723; Times Ret., 1875, p. 114; Occipital headache, Farrington, T. H. M. S. Pa., 1884, p. 316; Eczema capitis, Taylor, H. M., vol. 15, p. 700; Scrofulous ophthalmia, Knorre, B. J. H., vol. 6, p. 511, from A. H. Z, vol. 5, p. 306; Fistula lachrymalis (30 cases reported cured), Kirsch, Raue's Rec., 1870, p. 101; Hardness of hearing, Lobethal, Hahnemann, Tietze, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 1, p. 375; Rheumatic dysecoia, Battmann, Z. H. K., vol. 6, No. 15, from Times Ret., 1876, p. 68, B. J. H., vol. 34, p. 622; Intertrigo behind ears, Blake, H. M., vol. 10, p. 375; Times Ret., 1875, p. 27; Coryza, Kafka, Raue's Rec., 1870, p. 129, Use after Teplitz in erysipelatous eruption on cheek, Berridge, H. M., vol. 10, p. 75; Abscess at root of tooth, Berridge, Hom. Cl., vol. 4, p. 54; Sore throat, H. M., Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 1, p. 538; Diphtheria, Schmitt, Hom. Phys., vol. 6, p. 253; Sea-sickness, Bayes, Hom. Rev., vol. 13, p. 265; (several cases), Gilchrist, Raue's Rec., 1871, p. 113, from Med. Inv., vol. 7, p. 231; Cardialgia, Meyer, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 306, B. J. H., vol. 18, p. 268; Reis, Raue's Rec., 1870, p. 207, from Hom. kl., 1869, p. 12; Atonic dyspepsia, Bayes, Hom. Rev., vol. 13, p. 266; Ulcerated umbilicus (Kerosene and olive oils), Searle, A. H. O., vol. 6, p. 225; Diarrhea, Kraizell, Raue's Rec., 1870, p. 210, from A. H. Z., vol. 78, p. 159; Chronic diarrhea, Reis, Raue's Rec., 1870, p. 210; Lobethal, Rückert, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 1, p. 841; Diarrhea and dysentery, Benson, H. M., vol. 3, p. 409, Raue's Rec., 1870, p. 210; Hemorrhoids, Gilchrist, Gilch. Surg., p. 456; Piles and fissures of anus, Oehme, N. E. M. G., vol. 5, p. 146; Herpes on perineum, Cochran, H. M., vol. 4, p. 401; Chronic haematuria, Houard, H. M., vol. 15, p. 146; Dribbling of urine, Martin, T. H. M. S. Pa., 1883, p. 60; Use in gonorrhea, Attomyr, Rck Kl. Erf., vol. 2, p. 91; Gleet, A. H. Z., vol. 90, p. 92, from Times Ret., 1875, p. 90; Herpes on scrotum, Angell, Hom. Cl., vol. 3, p. 15; Vomiting of pregnancy, Bayes, Hom. Rev., vol. 13, p. 267; Cough and melancholia, Small, Raue's Rec., 1872, p. 113, from U. S. M. S. J., April, 1871; Palpitation of heart, Gross, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 3, p. 461; Pain in back and tonic contraction of muscles, Baylies, Hom. Phys., vol. 8, p. 42; Pain in coccyx, Stoaks, Hom. Phys., vol. 8, p. 438; Salt rheum on arm and hands, Cochran, H. M., vol. 4, p. 401; Skin affection of hands, Stens, Raue's Rec., 1873, p. 249, from A. H. Z., vol. 85, p. 170; Chilblains on hands, Gross, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 3, p. 461; Fissures on tips of fingers, Hatch, Hom. Cl., vol. 1, p. 31; Sciatica, Neidhard, B. J. H., vol. 27, p. 554; Sore and lame leg, Cochran, H. M., vol. 4, p. 400; Ulcers on toes, on fingers, O., Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 4, p. 222; Ague, Stens, Raue's Rec., 1872, p. 245, from A. H. Z., vol. 83, p. 135; Raue's Rec., 1875, p. 275, from A. H. Z., vol. 89, p. 156; Curative action during Summer of 1872 (See chap. 44), Raue's Rec., 1874, p. 9; Catarrhal complaints, Hiller, Times Ret., 1877, p. 37, from M. I., vol. 5, p. 330; Secondary syphilis, Bell, H. M, vol. 4, p. 402; Affections of skin, Hahnemann, Wahle, Jahr, Rummel, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 4, p. 253; Chapping and cracking of skin, Hartmann, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 4, p. 176; Eczema (5 cases), Closson, Waters, T. H. M. S. Pa., 1887, p. 41; Zona, Raue's Rec., 1871, p. 210, from A. H. Z., vol. 81, p. 22; Burns (locally), Jones, Raue's Rec., 1870, p. 345; Chilblains, Hahnemann, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 4, p. 176; Exuberant granulations (Kerosene and olive oil), Searle, A. H. O., vol. 6, p. 224.

MIND. [1]

Loss of consciousness.
Very forgetful and disinclined to think.
Did not know where she was in the street.
Delirium; thinks another person lies alongside of him, or that one limb is double.
Since confinement two weeks ago when in bed, in dark room, at night, delusion that there is another baby in bed, which requires attention, also that she has a third leg which would not remain quiet.
Excitable, irritable, with inclination to be angry and to scold; anxious and irresolute.
Violent, irritable, offended at trifles.
Irritable, vexed, always quiet, sad thoughts, turned to himself, no ambition to work; heaviness, heat and pain in head in morning; backache; spasmodic eructation; thin, slimy stool, with cutting in abdomen; pale and emaciated; profuse night and morning sweats.
Ailments from vexation, with fright.
Sadness and despondency, inclination to weep.
Melancholy mood, imagines but little time is left him to make his will. ~ Cough.
Sensation as if there were a cold stone in heart.
Towards evening anxiety and apprehension about his family, which he left behind while going on a short journey; the anxiety increases until he becomes inconsolable.
Great fearfullness.


Vertigo: on stooping; on rising, in occiput; as if intoxicated; like seasickness; with bilious vomiting; frequent, when walking; commencing at dinner; as if she would fall forward, especially when raising eyeballs; with nausea in evening in bed, especially when head lies low; obliging him to stoop, with pale face and nausea; more violent when standing than when sitting, going off when lying, attended with eructations, yawning, want of appetite, pressure in abdomen, and slow pulse; when rising from recumbent position, with heat in face when lying; in back of head and in left side of occiput like a whirling in head; it seems to go all over him, making him feel numb and stiff.
Brain feels as if wrapped in a fog; cannot bear noise of people; sad and discouraged.
After eating a little, head seems befogged, dizzy and confused.


Headache in forehead; every mental exertion makes him quite stupid.
Frontal headache, at times quite severe, but agg. while nausea remains.
Sensation as if everything in head were alive.
Head feels numb, as if made of wood, or as if bruised.
Heaviness of head in morning, with headache.
Pinching headache.
Headache when stooping or rising from bed.
Headache from anger.
Pressing stinging in cerebellum.
Heaviness like lead in occiput.
Pressure and sticking pressure in occiput in morning.
Pinching or dull pulsating pain in occiput.
Circumscribed pain in occiput, agg. on shaking head.
Occipital headache with general spasms and screaming; loss of appetite; constipation; slightest touch aggravates pain which usually lasts ten days.
Migraine since girlhood, at first every four weeks, afterwards every fortnight, and in last years almost every day; after any great exertion or mental excitement must go to bed for several days; retching and vomiting of bile; aching, throbbing pain chiefly in forehead; attack commences in occiput then spreads to front of head and as it reaches its climax occiput is free.
Pain from occiput over head to forehead and eyes, with transitory blindness; he gets stiff; loses consciousness.


Falling off of hair.
Sensation as of a cold breeze blowing on head.
Numbness of outer part of head as if made of wood.
Scalp very sore to touch, followed by numbness; agg. mornings and on becoming heated.
Itching on scalp; after scratching, a pain as if sore.
Pimples on head and nape of neck.
Soft tumors on hairy scalp; crusts.
Moist eczema, sore after scratching; tinea capitis.
Nearly whole head covered with thick, yellow, eczematous crusts; hair glued together by exudation, crusts being entangled in hair and very difficult to remove; intense itching; scratching readily induced bleeding.
Thick, greenish-yellow crusts; burning and itching; redness, rawness and moisture; soreness and swelling of scalp; cracks bleeding easily; thick, yellowish exudation.
Moist eczema, acute and chronic, worse on occiput.


Far-sighted, cannot read fine print without glasses.
Floating black figures and fiery dots in field of vision.
Eyes dim, as of a veil before them; visual power weak.
Cannot open eyes mornings; sight misty.
Pressing pain as of sand in eyes; agg. evening and by candlelight; stitches in eyes; lachrymation; dull pulsating pain in occiput. ~ Syphilitic iritis.
Skin around eyes dry and scurfy.
Trachoma with pannus, especially when scrofulous; considerable white discharge from eyes and roughness of cheek.
Aching in eyes, agg. in evening and from light.
Burning, itching and sticking in eyes, and pressure with dimness on exerting them.
Conjunctivitis pustulosa, with acute inflammation of lids; lids red, inflamed and covered with scabs or scurfs; surrounding skin rough; blennorrhea of lachrymal sac; pain in occiput.
Pain at root of nose, lids swollen, purulent discharge from eyes and nose.
Scrofulous ophthalmia; great difficulty in opening eyes in morning; skin deeply cracked and slowly healing.
Inflammation of lachrymal canal, when suppuration has commenced and a fistula has formed.
Blennorrhea of lachrymal sac.
An inflamed swelling as large as a pigeon's egg in inner canthus; like an incipient fistula; dryness of right side of nose.
Ciliary blepharitis from conjunctivitis granulosa or from smallpox, with sticking and smarting in inner canthus.
Inflammation of lids from conjunctivitis granulosa; pain in back of head; rough skin.
Itching and dryness of lids.


Sounds: roaring as of wind; as of rushing water; ringing as of bells; cracking.
Deafness: with noises in ears; of old people; of left ear, in a subject treated with large doses of mercury for syphilis, noise as of murmuring water, with tearing pains at night; paralytic, in old people or in arthritic subjects; in those addicted to sexual excesses or drunkenness; external ear pale, cold to touch, cartilaginous portion dry, parchment-like and covered with small scales; no ear-wax, or a quantity of soft, thin cerumen and many hairs; constant roaring or clear bell-like sounds in ears; having the stamp of nervous affection; progressive form; preceded by subjective noises; rheumatic, with humming, consequent upon a chill.
Frequent pains in head and toothache accompanied by diminution of hearing; could not hear ticking of clock unless very near, and at ten paces off not at all; constant roaring and cracking noises in ears; meatus filled with thick cerumen, upon removal of which hearing was not improved; pustular eruption upon chest.
Eustachian tubes affected, causing whizzing, roaring, cracking, with hardness of hearing.
Dryness or disagreeable sensation of dryness in ear.
Polypus; wax increased, thick or thin.
Inflamed and painful swelling of meatus; diffuse, with oozing of moisture.
Ear painful externally.
Discharge of blood and pus from ear.
Redness, rawness, soreness and moisture behind ears; ear and surrounding parts sore to touch; surface bleeds easily; intense itching; great pain about ear; swelling; fissures. ~ Eczema, intertrigo, etc.


Slight epistaxis relieving headache.
Dry feeling in nose, frequent sneezing; adherent phlegm, blown out in small lumps; thick phlegm in posterior nares, agg. mornings.
Fluent coryza, with hoarseness.
Sneezing; spasmodic cough, agg. at night after lying down, and at 2, 4, or 6 A. M., lasting from four to six hours, each spell with rapid sinking of strength; violent coryza; expectoration; great weakness; chills alternating with flashes of heat in face from coughing; violent cutting pain under sternum and in back; patients seem to contract new colds daily, which cause excessive secretions of glairy mucus, accompanied by rawness and soreness of chest. ~ Catarrhal complaints.
Ozaena; scabs and purulent mucus discharge from nose; nose sore; nostrils cracked; post-nasal space filled with purulent mucus causing hawking.
Ulcerated nostrils; pustules.
Swelling of nose with pain at its root; purulent discharge.
Itching of tip of nose.


Face pale or yellow; hot after eating.
Facial paralysis, especially when this seems to be owing to constriction of nerve in canal of Fallopius, constriction being produced by inflammatory products.
Eczema; heavy, greenish-yellow crusts; skin cracked, with tendency to bleed; papulated eruption; severe itching; serous exudation; fissures with much pain and bleeding; soreness of face; redness, rawness, and moisture.
After Teplitz had removed erysipelatous spot on left cheek accompanied by headache: perspires on walking, especially under arms; pain in right scapula; eyes water in open air; bowels irregular; face feels hot all over, after food; food does not taste well; since face got bad, at times feels as if skin over bridge of nose were drawn stiff and tight.


Easily dislocated jaw, in morning in bed, with much pain.
External swelling on left lower jaw, painful to touch and on stooping.
Swelling of submaxillary glands.
Scurfs around mouth.
Papular eruption at corner of mouth.


Sensation of coldness in teeth.
Toothache from contact with fresh, open air, at night, with swelling of cheek.
Numbness of teeth; they pain when biting on them.
Swelling of gums, with stinging, burning pain.
Swelling externally on left lower jaw opposite to decayed wisdom tooth; swelling painful to touch and on stooping. ~ Abscess at root of tooth.
Bleeding of gums.
Fistula dentalis.


Taste: slimy; sour; putrid, flat, mucous; pappy; bitter.
Tongue: white; white in centre, with dark streak along edges; inflamed, with fetid salivation.


Smell from mouth: fetid; like garlic.
Offensive smelling saliva; putrid, slimy mouth.
Copious collection of slime in fauces, with feeling of dryness.
Great dryness of mouth and throat in morning with thirst.
Sore mouth, offensive saliva, agg. in morning, with thirst.
Mucous surface of cheek covered with ulcers; putrid flat taste; white coated tongue: garliclike odor from mouth; canine hunger; violent thirst, especially for beer; waterbrash; empty, weak sensation in stomach; nausea and vomiting, former especially when riding in a carriage. ~ Stomatitis.
Ulcers on inner cheek, painful when closing teeth.


When swallowing, food enters into posterior nares.
Induration and hypertrophy of tonsils.
Throat feels swollen and raw.
Feeling of great dryness in throat, with accumulation of mucus.
Severe stitching, burning pains in throat below and posterior to larynx, especially on swallowing, when stitches shoot into ears and there is a burning in nape of neck; indescribable suffering on taking least quantity of food or drink; on examination nothing abnormal detected except a slight redness of uvula and velum palati; speech muffled and nasal; great thirst; constipation.
Inflammation of pharynx, dry or catarrhal.
Hawking of tough, disagreeably tasting phlegm, mornings.
Diphtheritic membrane commenced on left side, then spread to right, then to uvula; tongue pointed and purple; mucous membrane of throat dark-red and glistening; exudation white like china; then followed a bland discharge from right nostril, then from left; diphtheritic membrane in nose grey; fetid odor from mouth; stitch in left ear when opening mouth; soreness of bridge of nose, cannot bear slightest touch from the very beginning; later, slight swelling of upper eyelids; discharge from inner canthus; desire for beer and brandy in water.


Hunger immediately after stool.
Ravenous hunger; frequently awakened by it at night; easily satisfied, with repugnance to meat, fats, cooked or hot food; desire only for dainties, which are eaten with avidity. ~ Tabes mesenterica.
Loss of appetite.
Drinks all the time and passes water often.
Violent thirst for beer.


After eating: giddiness; heat in face; cutting in abdomen; gastralgia amel.
After eating, nausea, colic and eructations, general languor, drowsiness and uneasiness. ~ Tabes mesenterica.


Heartburn towards evening; waterbrash.
Eructations sour or bitter; hot, sharp; like rotten eggs.
Nausea: and qualmishness all day; every morning, after waking; she could not eat breakfast; in morning with accumulation of water in mouth; sudden, on walking, with accumulation of water in mouth; from riding in a carriage; all day, often so violent that it takes away the breath, without vomiting; violent, with cold sweat; incessant; with vertigo and vomiting.
Vomiting: of bitter, green substances; agg. from riding in a carriage; during pregnancy and in morning; violent, of bile and blood.


Empty, weak sensation in stomach.
Sensation of repletion after a little food.
Sensation of fullness or swelling of pit of stomach, with soreness when touched.
Pain in pit of stomach as if something were tearing off.
Gastralgia with pressing drawing pains, amel. from eating.
Violent pain in stomach, extending up into chest, with sweat and nausea; pain came at night, in morning, after getting up, before dinner, and in afternoon about 5 o'clock; after moderate eating it did not come on; on contrary, if stomach was empty and he felt it coming on, the taking of some food prevented its outbreak. ~ Cardialgia.
Gastralgia whenever stomach becomes empty.
Weakness of digestion.
Dyspepsia relieved by taking food.
Atonic dyspepsia with a tendency to diarrhea or to vomiting, with pains and tenderness in epigastrium, occasional pyrosis and chilly, cold abdomen; much colic and diarrhea.
Obstinate indigestion; cold feeling about heart.


Distension of abdomen with offensive flatus; rumbling.
Sensation of coldness, weakness and faintness in abdomen.
Disagreeable itching in abdomen.
Going to sleep and tingling in abdominal muscles.
Bloating and distension of abdomen with pains, agg. after eating or drinking, from accumulation of gas, lying down and in afternoon; distension and pain in bowels awakens child at night; cold sensation in abdomen. ~ Tabes mesenterica.
Violent colic, with efforts to vomit.
Cutting: late in evening; in abdomen soon after eating; in upper abdomen, with nausea and diarrhea; as from taking cold, followed by diarrhea with pressure.
Awakes in morning with pinching colic, amel. from bending double.
Ulcerated umbilicus in an infant. (Kerosene and olive oil equal parts, locally.)
Inguinal hernia.


Awakened early morning by urgent desire for stool, which is gushing, watery; sharp, cutting, colicky pains below navel; rumbling.
Stools: of a fetid, camphor-like odor; yellowish; watery; brownish-yellow, pasty; brown, watery; bloody mucus; watery and bloody, containing scrapings of intestines; mucous; green, slimy; profuse, gushing; slimy, preceded by colic; agg. only during day; of bloody mucus; often profuse; weak feeling in bowels and rectum; slimy, with pain in bowels and palpitation of heart.
Diarrhea: stools offensive and watery, often containing undigested food; with cutting colic; with disordered stomach, agg. from cabbage, sauerkraut, cold-slaw; stool offensive, with great flatulence and belching of gas tasting of cabbage; after riding in a carriage; early in morning, also during day; with emaciation; with hunger immediately after stool from weak, empty feeling in bowels, but quickly satisfied.
Weakness in rectum with pain more or less sharp and cutting in bowels, principally below umbilicus, and a desire for frequent movements between passages; discharges light-yellow and watery; bloody and slimy. ~ Diarrhea. ~ Dysentery.
Before stool: colic; cutting and pinching; sudden urging.
During stool: colic; tenesmus.
After stool: great weakness and dizziness; canine hunger; urging; much pressing as if large quantities were yet to be expelled.
Diarrhea with violent pain in bowels, day and night, since several months.
Stool insufficient, hard, in lumps.
Hemorrhoids internal, with puffy, tender swelling at posterior verge of anus; intense itching from coccyx upward, also in nates on either side; attacks preceded by weeks of intense itching-biting of anus and perineum with wide-spread redness around anus, margin surrounded by herpetic eruption, scaling off; itching changing to burning, with moisture after scratching; at night after getting into bed itching is intolerable for hours, with great moisture of perineum and discharge of mucus from anus; itching changes place on rubbing or scratching; agg. at night, from heat, heat of bed and rubbing or scratching; amel. from cold, cold water and pinching parts.
Hemorrhoids with itching about anus which compels her to scratch and rub until parts are raw and sore; a moisture constantly oozes from vulva, with violent itching.
Piles and fissures of anus; great itching; scurf on borders of anus and on perineum.
Excrescences on and in anus moist, irregular.
Membranous shreds about anus.
Obstinate itching herpes on perineum.


Chronic albuminuria, with symptoms of indigestion.
Chronic haematuria due to renal hemorrhage; urine contained slender, cylindrical pieces of fibrin, these little coagula being of whitish color, looking like maggots or small worms; constant pain in back, extending down both sides of abdomen to groins; pain sharp, heavy, and pressing downward to bladder; constant desire to urinate, voiding about a cupful at a time, after much exertion, causing trembling of whole body, with a creeping chill; frequent violent headache, mostly on top of head, as if it would burst; edema of feet; every exertion, walking, lifting, riding, or mental emotions bring on hemorrhage; excessively nervous, especially while urinating.
Burning in neck of bladder when urinating.
Very violent contraction in region of bladder.
Involuntary micturition at night in bed.
Dribbling of urine after micturition.
Frequent micturition, with scanty, brown, fetid urine.
Urine: passes slowly; white or red sediment, at same time covered with a shining pellicle; dark-brown flocks.
Itching in meatus urinarius (female) during micturition, preceded by an urgent desire to urinate.
Chronic blennorrhea.
Contraction of urethra; burning.
Chronic inflammation of pars prostatia urethrae, with frequent emissions and imperfect erections.
Chronic urethritis accompanying stricture.


Sexual desire decreased in morning.
Erections and pollutions with sexual excitement; eczema.
Burning pain in urethra.
Gonorrhea; chronic cases, with urethral itching; prostatitis; gleet.
Discharge of blood in semen.
Eruptions on glans; reddish; itching herpes preputialis.
Herpetic itching, redness and moisture on scrotum; skin cracked, rough and bleeding; extending to perineum and thighs.
Obstinate, dry eruption on genitals and perineum.
Small pimples or vesicles between scrotum and thigh.
Sweat and moisture of external genitals of both sexes.


Aversion to an embrace; in cold, lymphatic females.
Uterine displacement induced by debility caused by chronic diarrhea, occurring only in daytime.
Prolapsus uteri, in patients reduced by chronic diarrhea during day.
Menses: too late and scanty; early and profuse; menstrual blood causes itching.
Before menses: throbbing in head.
During menses: sad, inclined to weep; singing and roaring in ears; lassitude; heat in palms and soles; tearing in thighs and spots on legs painful to touch; painful pruritus; herpetic eruption here and there; dysmenorrhea.
Burning in genital organs, with some discharge of blood.
Vulva very sore, with burning in vagina; discharge of mucus; leucorrhea acrid, excoriating and exhausting.
Leucorrhea: like albumen, profuse every day, or with nightly lascivious dreams.
Labiae perspire and itch excessively; vulvitis.
Chronic gonorrhea, discharges very acrid.
Nipples itch and have a mealy coating.


Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy.
Gastric troubles of pregnant women, especially when head symptoms are prominent.
During pregnancy, diarrhea and vomiting, agg. riding.
Imagines she has two babies and is very concerned as to how she is to take care of them.
After confinement imagines there is another baby in bed which requires attention.
Very offensive lochia; from perverted lymphatic secretions.
Itching and mealy covering of nipples.


Dryness and scraping sensation in larynx.
Bronchial catarrh; subacute and chronic bronchitis.


Cold air causes an oppressed feeling on chest.
Oppression of chest at night.

COUGH. [27]

Cough: at night; with oppression of chest; dry, teasing, coming on when lying down at night, frequently in children; dry at night, coming deep from chest, caused by a scratching in throat; with stitches under sternum.
Melancholy mood, imagines that but little time is allowed to make his will.


Oppression of chest; agg. from cold air.
Phthisis, first stages, especially tuberculous variety; not much expectoration; there may be frothy, yellow sputa, and rattling without much expectoration; ulceration of nostrils and mouth; great hoarseness; pressing digging in chest; exhaustion; low pulse and high temperature.


Cold feeling about heart; as if there were a cold stone in heart.
Severe palpitation, could be detected through clothing; painful chilblains upon hands.
Fainting, with ebullitions, heat, pressing on heart and palpitation.
Angina pectoris; pressing pain, agg. between shoulder-blades.
Pulse: accelerated by every motion; slow during rest.


Herpes on chest.


Heaviness or very painful distressing drawing in nape of neck, extending to occiput.
Stiff neck; it cracks when moved.
Unable to bend head forward or to turn it on account of pain caused by abscesses on nape of neck, associated with moist eruption on margin of hair, like eczema.
Herpes or impetigo on neck and occiput.
Papulated eczematous eruption affecting shoulders and presenting an enormous, ulcerated surface, papulated and quite superficial; severe itching; exudation of serous fluid on scratching; fissures causing great pain and bleeding; enuresis.
Sharp pains shooting up dorsal spine into occiput. ~ Confinement.
Pain in spine and pain all over body with sciatica.
Catching pain in back and diaphragm, with gasping; cannot breathe without pain; after exposure to a draught or too much exertion in walking, portions of rectus abdominis, of external oblique or lumbar muscles affected with contractions, hard to touch.
Pain in back which does not allow him to move or stand.
Rheumatic pains in back agg. morning before rising.
Weakness and stiffness in back and small of back.
Great uneasiness and stiffness in small of back and coccyx in evening.
Pain and sensitiveness in coccyx while sitting.


Fetid sweat in axillae.
Tumor in axilla.
Great weakness in arms.
Salt rheum on left arm for nine years, extending from elbow to hand, red, raw and moist at times, at others covered with a thick scab or crust; unable to work.
Erysipelas on arms, or brown or yellow spots.
Wrists feel sprained.
Skin of hands cracked and rough.
Deep, bloody rhagades on hands, thick crusts; worse during Winter.
Psoriasis palmaria, affecting whole palm of hand; itching and burning so that it was impossible to do any work; thick scales of epidermis through which run moist fissures; red herpetic, also papular eruption, on dorsum of hand, with tensive pain extending up arm; eruption on scrotum and in hollow of knee.
Burning in palms of hands.
Salt rheum affecting both hands, which are completely raw from wrists to ends of fingers, which smart and burn; constant watery oozing; can do no work on account of soreness of hands.
Painful chilblains on hands.
Drawing in fingers.
Rigidity first of one finger, then of others, extending up arm, with inclination to faint.
Arthritic stiffness of finger joints.
Tips of fingers rough, cracked, fissured; sticking, cutting pain.
Offensive smelling ulcers on tips of fingers.
Finger nails painful when touched, as if bruised.


Thighs stiff and heavy when walking.
Tearing in thigh and spots on legs painful to touch.
Swelling of left leg from knee to ankle joint, twice natural size; purplish color; constant oozing of a watery substance, which when dried became large scales or scabs, easily detached, leaving raw and tender surface; intolerable itching, leg burns like fire.
On both legs crusts form, with copious exudation beneath, surface exposed being moist and very much reddened; severe itching, causing him to rub skin off with a rough towel; smarting pains; skin cracked and bleeding; swelling of limbs; very restless at night with disagreeable dreams; nervous; palpitation. ~ Eczema.
Spots on legs are painful to touch.
Spreading, sloughing ulceration of leg.
Stiffness in legs, knees and ankles.
Stitches in knees.
A cold spot on knee from which a cold current pervades limb.
Herpes on knees and ankles.
Large red spot on left knee.
Cramp in calves, thighs and feet all day.
(In sick:) Sore, almost crampy pain in right calf, so much worse walking as to almost disable her (amel. by Nux).
Blotches or tuberculous eruption on calves of legs.
Heaviness of feet.
Feet swollen; cold.
Tenderness of feet when they are bathed.
Feet tender and bathed in a foul moisture.
Cramp in soles at night.
Hot swelling of soles with burning.
Stitches as from a splinter in heel.
Blisters on heel.
Heel painfully swollen and red; chilblains.
Obstinate ulcers on toes, originating in corroding blisters; high callous edges; moist, flat, red base.
Eruption between toes.
Burning or stitches in corns.
Chilblains; especially where they itch a good deal and are moist; itching and burning like fire; inflammation sets in with cold weather.


Upper and lower extremities seem stiff and without joints in morning after rising.
Limbs go to sleep and become stiff.
Rheumatic stiffness of joints, with cracking when moved.
Rheumatic stiffness of shoulders and ankles. ~ Syphilis.
Cracking of joints; inflexibility.
Heat in soles of feet and palms of hands.
Chilblains on hands and feet.


Rest: pulse slow.
Lying down: vertigo goes off; vertigo with heat in face; cough agg. distension of abdomen agg.
When head lies low: vertigo.
Must stoop: on account of nausea.
Bending double: amel. colic.
Sitting: pain in coccyx.
Standing: vertigo agg.; impossible from pain in back.
Stooping: vertigo; headache; swelling on jaw painful.
Rising: vertigo; from bed, headache.
Constant changing position in bed or in arms of nurse.
Every exertion: causes hemorrhage.
Motion: of neck causes cracking; impossible from pain in back; of joints causes cracking.
Every motion: accelerates pulse.
Shaking head: pain in occiput agg.
Lifting: causes hemorrhage.
Walking: frequent vertigo; perspires; sudden nausea; causes hemorrhage; with too much exertion causes catching pain in back; thighs stiff and heavy; increases crampy pain in right calf.
Riding: causes hemorrhage.

NERVES. [36]

Very weary in morning in bed.
Violent trembling of limbs; weak unto faintness.
Inward trembling with overexcitement.
General debility with a sensation of heaviness in legs; great weakness, trembling, uneasiness; emaciation with marked appetite; aversion to going into air, which causes chilliness.
Much prostration of arms and legs; excessive languor.
Fainting with ebullitions, heat, pressing on heart and palpitation.
Takes cold easily.
Twitching in limbs; epileptic attacks.
Catalepsy; tonic spasms.
Left-sided paralysis.

SLEEP. [37]

Somnolency in daytime, especially in afternoon, with insomnia at night and constant changing of position in bed or in arms of nurse; does not sleep longer than fifteen minutes at a time; imagines another child is sleeping in bed with it, and will not be convinced to the contrary, talks continually about it and becomes angry when contradicted; frequent and sometimes involuntary urination at night.
Sleep restless and full of distressing, frightful dreams.
Restless sleep; awakens often and imagines another person lies sick in same bed.

TIME. [38]

Morning: heat and pain in head; heaviness of head; pressure in occiput; scalp sensitive; cannot open eyes; thick phlegm in posterior nares; easily dislocated jaw; great dryness of mouth and throat; sore mouth with offensive saliva, agg.; hawking of a tough, disagreeably tasting phlegm; nausea with accumulation im mouth; vomiting agg.; pain in stomach; awakes with pinching colic; awakes with urgent desire for stool; sexual desire decreased; rheumatic pains in back agg.; upper and lower extremities seem stiff and without joints; very weary in bed; heat; sweats.
In afternoon: pain in stomach; distension of abdomen; somnolency.
All day: nausea and qualmishness; cramp in calves, thighs and feet.
Only during day: stools; chronic diarrhea.
At 6 P. M.: chilliness, with blue nails.
Evening: vertigo with nausea; pain in eyes agg.; towards, heartburn; cutting in abdomen; weakness and stiffness in small of back and coccyx; heat with cold feet; paroxysms of ague.
Day and night: diarrhea with violent pain in bowels; somnolency; frequent attacks of heat.
Night: sweats; tearing pains in ears; spasmodic cough agg.; toothache; awakened by hunger; pain in stomach; diarrhea; pain in bowels wakes child; itching of hemorrhoids intolerable; involuntary micturition; oppression of chest; cough dry; very restless from eczema on legs; cramp in soles; insomnia; bedclothes intolerable.
After 12 P. M.: heat.


Many ailments are worse before and during a thunderstorm.
Amelioration from warmth, warm air.
After getting into bed: itching of hemorrhoids intolerable.
Open air: toothache; inflammation in chilblains sets in; aversion to; causes chilliness; after a walk flushes of heat; ecthyma, agg.
Exposure to draft: causes catching pain in back.
Cold air: causes oppressed feeling in chest; ulcers agg.; chilblains agg.
Winter: deep blood rhagades on hands agg.; ulcers agg.; chilblains.
Bathing: causes tenderness of feet.

FEVER. [40]

Chilliness: through body followed by violent itching of skin; with aversion to open air; with trembling, face cold, cheeks, fingers and nails blue; with dryness of mouth; at 6 P. M., with blue nails.
Chill: with headache and excessively cold face and hands; shaking every evening at 7 P. M., then sweat in face and later all over except on legs, which are cold; especially towards evening, often with heat at same time.
Heat: of face and head; over whole body with violent burning of skin; at night, bedclothes intolerable; in evening after chill, with cold feet; after 12 P. M., and in morning in bed; in soles of feet and palms of hands.
Flushes of heat all over in frequent attacks during day.
After a walk in open air, or after a slight fit of anger, flushes of heat, ebullitions and perspiration.
Sweat: of single parts at different times, as hands, palms, head, back, chest, axilla, arms, legs, feet, etc.; on forearms and lower legs; offensive, in axillae and on soles of feet; on genitals; profuse every night or immediately after chill.
Paroxysm occurring every day; pain from occiput over head to front and eyes, with transitory blindness; gets stiff, loses consciousness and gets blind; spleen enlarged and painful; belching; nausea; constipation. ~ Ague.
Pain in occiput commencing with chill and attended with pain in spleen; pain in some cases extends to front of head. ~ Ague.
Evening paroxysm predominant.
Typhoid fever, slight delirium.


Alternately: chills and flashes of heat in face.
Fifteen minutes at a time: sleeps.
At 2, 4 and 6 A. M.: cough agg.
Every morning: nausea.
Every evening at 7: shaking chill.
Symptoms appear and disappear rapidly.
Daily: new colds; profuse leucorrhea; paroxysms of ague.
Nightly: lascivious dreams; profuse sweat.
Almost every day: migraine.
Ten days: pain in head lasts.
Since several months: diarrhea and pain in bowels.
For nine years: salt rheum on left arm.


Right: dryness of side of nose; pain in scapula; sore, almost crampy pain in calf.
Left: vertigo in side of occiput; deafness; erysipelatous spot on cheek; external swelling on lower jaw; stitch in ear; salt rheum on arm; swelling of leg; large red spot on knee.
From left to right: diphtheritic membrane.


Brain as if wrapped in a fog; as if everything in head were alive; head as if made of wood or as if bruised; as if a cold breeze were blowing on head; as of a veil before eyes; as of sand in eyes; as if skin over bridge of nose were drawn stiff and tight; as if something were tearing off from pit of stomach; as if head would burst; as if there were a cold stone at heart; as of a splinter in heel; upper and lower extremities as if stiff and without joints.
Pain: in head; in back; in occiput; at root of nose; in back of head; in ear and teeth; in right scapula; in jaw; in pit of stomach; in epigastrium; in bowels; from back down sides of abdomen to groins towards bladder; in spine and all over body; in coccyx; from occiput over head to front and eyes; in spleen.
Violent pain: in stomach; in bowels.
Very painful distressing drawing: in nape of neck up to occiput.
Sharp pains: shooting up dorsal spine into occiput.
Tearing: in thighs.
Throbbing pains: in head.
Catching pain: in back and diaphragm.
Cutting: in abdomen; under sternum and in back; below navel; finger tips.
Pinching: in head; in occiput.
Stitches: in eyes; into ears; in left ear; in throat; in knees; in heel; in corns.
Sticking: in eyes; in inner canthus; in finger tips; in knees.
Stinging: in gums; in ulcers.
Colicky pains: below navel.
Cramp: in calves, thighs and feet; in soles.
Digging: in chest.
Drawing: in fingers.
Tensive pain: from hand up arm.
Aching: in eyes.
Aching throbbing: in forehead.
Dull pulsating pain: in occiput.
Rheumatic pains: in back.
Pressing pain: in eyes; in back; between shoulder blades.
Sticking pressure: in occiput.
Pressing stinging: in cerebellum.
Pressure: in occiput; in abdomen; in chest; on heart.
Soreness: of scalp; behind ears; of chest; of face; of mouth; of bridge of nose; of pit of stomach; of vulva; of hands; in right calf.
Smarting: in inner canthus; of ends of fingers.
Rawness of chest; behind ears; of throat.
Burning: in eyes; in gums; in throat; in nape of neck; in neck of bladder; in urethra; in female genitals; in vagina; of psoriasis palmaria; in palms; in ends of fingers; of soles; in corns; of skin; of hands.
Heat: in head; in face; in palms; in soles; pressing on heart.
Oppressive feeling: in chest.
Stiffness: of small of back; in coccyx; of finger joints; of thighs; in legs, knees and ankles; of shoulders and ankles; of neck.
Heaviness: in head; of thighs; of feet; in legs.
Fullness: in pit of stomach.
Sprained feeling: in wrists.
Weak feeling: in stomach; in abdomen; in bowels and rectum; in anus.
Tingling: in abdominal muscles.
Scratching: in throat.
Dryness: of right side of nose; of lids; of ears; in nose; in fauces; in mouth and throat; of pharynx; in larynx.
Numbness: of outer head; of teeth.
Itching-biting: of anus and perineum.
Itching: on scalp; in eyes; of lids; behind ears; of tip of nose; in abdomen; intense from coccyx upward, also in nates; in vulva; of herpes on perineum; in meatus; of urethra; of labiae; of labia majora; of nipples; of papulated eruption on shoulders; of psoriasis palmaria; of eczema on leg; of chilblains; violent, of skin; of hands; of pustules.
Coldness: in teeth; of abdomen; about heart; of feet; of face; of hands; of legs.


Emaciation; irritability; child vehement, susceptible to electric changes; sudden urging in morning; followed by profuse watery stool; eczema, excoriations, cracked, bleeding rhagades; diarrhea only during day, colic, arising from sleep in morning, amel. bending double; hunger after stool; gushing stool. ~ Atrophy of infants.
Cured promptly during Summer of 1872 various forms of diseases, in all of which the following symptoms were prominent: great chilliness with occasional flushes of heat; coldness of legs; vertigo; violent pressing pain in forepart of head; whizzing and ringing in ears; hardness of hearing; unpleasant bitter taste; loss of appetite; diarrhea only during day, not at night, or at least agg. during day.
Congestions; hemorrhages, blood light red, from internal organs.
Increased secretion from mucous membranes.
Chronic catarrhs, urethral, uterine, intestinal, bronchial.
Sprains of joints, especially in old rheumatic patients.
Rheumatism; knees stiff, with sharp sticking pains; stiffness of neck and cracking sound when moving head.
Easy dislocations of jaw, etc.
Swelling and induration of glands; also after contusions.
Scrofulosis and rachitis; protracted ill-treated cases, with hectic fever and profuse fetid suppuration; unhealthy skin, small wounds ulcerate and spread.
Extensive varix, quite painful, with numbness or sticking itching in skin.
After severe burn, here and there upon dorsum of hand arose bunches of pale and unhealthy granulations, quarter of an inch high and exquisitely sensitive (Kerosene and olive oils, equal parts, locally).
Brown spots on arms, neck, chest and lower limbs; falling off of hair; rheumatic stiffness of shoulders and ankles. ~ Secondary syphilis.


Sprains and bruises.
After burns or scalds (cosmoline dressing).
Complaints from riding in a carriage, railroad car, or in a ship.
Touch: slightest, agg. pain in head; scalp very sore; ear and surrounding parts sore; swelling on jaw painful; slightest touch unbearable; pit of stomach sore; legs painful; finger nails painful; spots on legs painful; must rub eruption on legs with rough towel till skin comes off.
Scratching: on scalp causes a pain; causes burning with moisture in hemorrhoids; causes itching to change place; causes exudation of serous fluid.
When biting on teeth: pain in them.
Hard pressure is not painful, but soft touch or contact of clothes is unbearable: zona.
Pinching parts: amel. itching of hemorrhoids.
Riding in carriage: nausea; vomiting agg.; diarrhea agg.

SKIN. [46]

Skin of whole body sore and painful, unhealthy even slight wounds suppurate and spread; general tendency to fester, skin is slow to heal.
Rhagades, particularly when occurring in Winter; hands chap, crack and burn, and itch intolerably.
Brown or yellow spots on skin.
Itching sore, moist surfaces or deep cracks.
Welts and blisters, with raw feeling.
Eczema; vesicular eruption forming thick scabs and oozing pus; skin harsh and dry; deep cracks and fissures which bleed and suppurate.
Herpes on malleolus, on chest, nape of neck, perineum and knee.
Itching herpes, followed by ulcers.
External hard pressure is not painful, but a soft touch, the contact of the shirt, is unbearable. ~ Zona.
Itching and burning pustules, with great weakness on exertion; great lassitude; agg. in fresh air. ~ Ecthyma.
Many furuncles on neck and arms, with ulceration of ears.
Boils; fissures.
Porrigo and tinea favosa.
Burns (locally).
Painful chilblains and chaps.
Ulcers with stinging pain and proud flesh; often deep, with raised edges; sensitive, spongy; deep fistulous ulcers; discharges very offensive; redness of areola; hard to heal; pus scanty, acrid, corroding; sanious and watery; agg. from cold and in Winter; chronic.
Sores produced by lying in bed; decubitus.


Light hair and skin.
Especially suitable for lean, slender persons.
XX, aet. 8 months; eczema.
MB., aet. 6; eczema.
Girl, aet. 7; eczema.
Boy, aet. 8; eczema.
KJ., aet. 11; disease of eighteen months standing and continually growing worse, zinc ointment and other appalictions without benefit; eczema.
Man, aet. 29, suffering for a year; hardness of hearing.
Man, aet. 29, strong, sanguine, choleric temperament, suffering four years; diarrhea.
Mrs. G., aet. 37; pain in coccyx.
Lady, aet. 45, robust constitution, choleric, sanguine temperament, suffering since girlhood; mother subject to similar attacks; migraine.
Man, aet. 46, suffering five weeks; sore throat.
Man, aet. 50, plethoric, corpulent, suffering several months; mental disturbance.
Woman, aet. 50; suffering for years; headache.
Man, aet. 61; cough and melancholia.
Man, aet. 68, suffering eight years; sore and lame leg.
Woman, aet. 72; suffering nineteen years; haematuria.
Old lady, feeble constitution; vertigo.
Strong healthy peasant, after a chill four months previously; rheumatic dysecoia.
Man, suffering nearly a year; piles and fissure of anus.
Man, mulatto; herpes of scrotum.
Mrs. G., suffering nine years; salt rheum on left arm.
Man, suffering six years; salt rheum affecting hands.
Man, robust; psoriasis palmaris.
Girl, suffering three years; eruption on hands.
Man, suffering for last ten or fifteen years; cracking of finger tips.
Lady, contracted disease from husband; secondary syphilis.


Antidoted by: Coccul., Nux vom.
It antidotes: lead-poisoning.
Compatible: Bryon., Calc. ost., Lycop., Nitr. ac., Nux vom., Pulsat., Sepia, Silica, Sulphur.
Compare: the Carbons, and especially Graphit. and Sulphur; also Colchic. and Tabac.


Source: The Guiding Symptoms of Our Materia Medica Vol. 08, 1889
Description: Clinical materia medica of Petroleum
Remedies: Petroleum
Author: Hering, C.; Raue, C.G.; Knerr, C.B.; Mohr, C.
Year: 1889
Editing: errors only; interlinks; formatting
Attribution: Legatum Homeopathicum
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